The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp- 1968 – (written by Dallas Frazier)
21st June 1932 – Mansfield, Louisiana
24th November 2001
“Little Green Apples” was O.C. Smith’s follow up to his hit The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp
which was played at the Twisted Wheel
and many other Manchester
soul clubs for a short while. At one time he was a vocalist with the Count Basie orchestra. He qualified in the ministry in the eighties although he carried on with his singing career.
His recording of That’s Life
was the original version. It was playing on the radio in Frank Sinatra’s car when he decided to record it and it became one of his best known numbers.
O C Smith – answers.com
Goodbye O C Smith
O C Smith – tsimon.com